Loft Conversions in Dover, Kent


Book my consultation

What is meant by a loft conversion?

Loft conversion is when you turn an empty loft space into a functional storage or something like an accommodation room. In the UK, loft conversions have recently gained more popularity because of their advantages.

What are the types of loft conversion?

There are certain common types of conversions; the rear dormer hip-to-gable and the Velux. The style of your loft conversion depends on your house. Factors to be considered are size, possible conversion use, and the sort of planning permission you’ll need to seek.

Loft Conversions
Quick Contact
Fill out my online form.
Find out what we can do for you.

Loft conversion services in Dover

A loft conversion can potentially increase your property’s value by 25%. Would you like to convert a vacant area of your home into a living or storage space?

Our Guarantee

  • Excellent Reputation
  • Customer Focused
  • Over 40 years Combined Experience
  • Fully Insured
  • Fully Qualified
  • Building Guarantee

We can help you achieve that.

Elite Builders London is known to provide the best loft conversion services around the London area. In Dover, Elite Builders London give premium quality extensions and loft conversions to help you achieve the desired style for your house. Our wealth of experience makes us suitable for the conversion needs of your loft, whatever the type, style, or size of your loft.

Do you want a loft conversion for a lounge, bathroom, playroom or office? We ensure that our designs fit your existing structure. We ensure that the architectural balance of your loft is maintained while fitting it in your existing property. We ensure that your loft fits your property and is architecturally valid to offer you the highest efficiency.

Loft Conversions
Loft Conversions

Why having a loft conversion in Dover is a good choice?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion gives you a sense that you have moved to a new home. A survey conducted by National building society revealed that an extra bathroom and a bedroom can increase the value of a three-bedroom house by around 25%.

A Converted loft will satisfy you. In Dover, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

Loft conversion services that we offer in Dover 

Elite Builders London provides you with stress free loft conversions in Dover.

Planning for loft conversions in Dover

In Dover, Elite Builders London have architects who can prepare building regulations and planning documents for submission to local council.

The regulations regarding loft conversions in Dover

We offer complete loft conversion projects from design to completion in Dover. We also give you the necessary guidance and help regarding permits required by regulatory building and planning authorities.

Installation and design of loft conversion Dover

Our designers can provide you with excellent architectural sketches in Dover

Dover Dormer Loft Conversion services

Dormer loft conversions are great for loft houses that have small headroom measurements.  The most common type of loft conversion in Dover is the dormer conversion.  Conversion into a Dormer loft gives a considerable amount of head height and enough space in most lofts for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom or shower.  This loft ideally doesn’t need a planning permit and could take up to 7 weeks to complete. Usually, a dormer conversion is done from the roof slope. That means the majority of the work is done using external scaffolding. 

Dover Velux loft conversions

A Velux window loft conversion minimises roof destruction and is non-disruptive. Since the property is fitted with Windows, there is no need to touch the roof.
In Dover this loft conversion normally does not require planning permits. If you are looking for a considerable amount of headroom, it looks loft is an ideal choice.

If you feel that your property has constraints regarding planning, the Velux automatically becomes an ideal choice.

L-Shaped loft conversion in the Dover area

Homeowners also prefer L-shaped conversion in Dover. In general, this type of loft conversion has enough floor area to contain two full-size bedrooms and a bathroom.  Since the back is adjusted to be in a lower bullish position, it makes the ceiling height sufficient.

Mansard loft conversion services in Dover

Mansard loft conversions are probably the most pleasant-loft conversions. 

These lofts have steep sloping sides which displace on one of two of the roof slopes and then a level roof is built on it. 

You need planning permission for Mansard loft conversions and they are relatively more expensive due to the structural requirements.

We can provide a fantastic service delivery for whatever design you choose for your Mansard loft conversion.

Hip to gable loft conversion options in Dover

Conversion Hip-to-Gable is ideal for use in an unoccupied space. By extending the ridge to meet the outside wall, this conversion provides you with adequate space.

Dover custom loft conversions 

We can customise your loft conversion depending upon your requirements. In Dover, we provide loft conversions for our customers. From the start to the end of the project, we make sure to help you in every step.

Dover loft conversion process

Step 1: survey 

Next after contacting us is for us to schedule a convenience with you and our conversion specialist. This would help us to discuss the kind of loft conversion that would be suitable for your home in Dover. 

The attic size would determine how long the survey would take. A larger attic would consume more time. Each visit approximately takes around 45 minutes.

Step two: giving you a quotation

We would need architectural drawings of your property in order to give you an accurate quotation.

The quotation will be provided either by email or personally within seven days.

Step three: implementation and execution

Once you decide to work with us for your loft conversion Dover, you will be required to submit a percentage of the total cost as a first instalment. A timeframe for the project is given once the payment plan of instalments has been agreed upon.

After the agreement, we will start working on your project and complete it according to your requirements, timeframe and budget. We have designed our loft conversion services around the satisfaction of our customers and have been offering them for over 40 years.

For a loft conversion project in Dover, what makes us the ideal choice?

Following are some of the main reasons why you should choose elite builders London for your loft conversion in Dover.

  • Experience:

    In Dover, we have an exceptional reputation for the quality of our work as well as the skill of our workers and part of that is because of our successful years of delivering quality work.

  • Expertise:

    We have within our team, highly skilled and qualified professionals with many years of experience in the construction industry in Dover. 

  • Accredited:

    The confidence we have in our construction and design services at elite builders London comes from our various accreditations.  Our finished construction projects are loved by our clients and they have also been made to the highest possible safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Dover is done by a carefully chosen team of highly qualified specialist workers at elite builders London. Quality loft conversion All the loft conversion jobs that elite builders London works on are constructed to the highest of standards. Every loft conversion has its own challenges and difficulties in Dover and we do the maximum efforts to meet those challenges.

Loft Conversions

Why having a loft conversion in Dover is a good choice?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion gives you a sense that you have moved to a new home. A survey conducted by National building society revealed that an extra bathroom and a bedroom can increase the value of a three-bedroom house by around 25%.

A Converted loft will satisfy you. In Dover, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

Contact us for a free loft conversion consultation in Dover If you are looking for expert advice or if you have any questions about converting your loft space by using a loft conversion in Dover, our team of experienced and qualified professionals is always there to answer them. By giving us a call on (020) 8987 8071, you can request a free quotation for your latest loft conversion.

Client Reviews

Frequently asked questions

How do I know I have enough head height for a loft conversion?
The suitability of a loft conversion is strictly defined by the head height of the room. Industry set standards dictate that the roof centre height as well as the ceiling joists height must be a minimum of 2.2 m.

The required industry height should be present to complete a loft conversion without problems even though it may be possible to install a loft conversion in its absence.

When can you permit development be provided to allow conversion?
One of the most important factors that has to do with a planning permit application is the loft size. The size requirements for approved construction is such that the loft conversion size must not be greater than 50 cubic m in the case of a detached property and 40 cubic m in the case of a terrace property.
Is a dormer a necessity for loft conversions when more space is required to achieve the requisite dimension?
All loft conversions don’t require enough space for a dormer. It depends on the particular needs of the customer and the environment we need to deal with within the roof room. The dormer can become a part of the requirements if the customer requires extra rooms or showers to be added as part of the loft conversion installation. Stairs access can be created by the use of a dormer in case the property in question is semi-attached.

Our approach to all of our projects and services is focused on customer satisfaction which is why we take great care in carefully listening to all the requirements of our customers no matter what the type of their home extension is.

Where will the staircase go?

The stairs that lead to the attic can be ideally placed above the existing set of stairs.
To install a new staircase, cutting any area of the existing living space will not be required as an enclosure can be created along the side of the wall to accommodate the new staircase.

Your house’s current floor plan is another deciding factor.  Other alternatives particularly when you are contemplating a hip to gable conversion can be considered based on the scale and your attic conversion plans.

What is a hip to back gable loft conversion?
Various properties today suffer from a limited space in their attics because of the presence of sloping edges and traditional hipped roofs. This restriction presents a challenge in creating a conversion of the loft that does not need to expand your house.
Properties that future these limitations are much better served by hip to gable loft extensions.
Under what ceiling height can loft conversions be easily installed?

The minimum ceiling height to be converted is 2.2 m.  The height can be calculated exactly between the Timber Ridge and the top of the joist which is located on the ceiling.

Even after repairs, you can expect to receive 1.9 m of living space in terms of the height of the ceiling of your new loft conversion.

What do mansard loft conversions usually entail?
Francoise Mansard, a 17th-century French architect is the inspiration behind the name of the mansard loft.  You can find this conversion almost always at the back end of the house.  The flat roof is a standard component of this loft conversion, and it also features a sloping wall at the back.
Is an architect required for a loft conversion?
To assess the ability of the structure to withstand the new conversion, you will need expert guidance from an architect.  This assessment will determine whether structural changes such as the installation of a new roof is required for your loft conversion.
Is a loft conversion more economically efficient than an extension is?
One of the most viable options which you can use to increase living space in your house is by using a loft conversion. Increasing the size of your home is a much more economically efficient choice than moving to a new location. 
Is scaffolding necessary for every loft conversion?
It comes down to the individual contract. Those contractors who want to work from the outside of the building will install scaffolding wherever they need to work. From the scaffold they will gain entry to the workspace, and so they might not need to enter the flat at all in the early start of the work.
Is the party wall agreement always required for a loft conversion?
Party wall agreements are only required for walls that are shared between you and someone else. No additional permissions are required for detached houses as shared walls do not exist in these types of properties.
Can my loft conversion project include a new bedroom?
A loft may only be classified as a space if it meets a certain set criteria. All relevant building regulations as well as the different requirements for all bedrooms must be met for the bedroom to be added to a loft conversion.
Can my neighbours stop my loft conversion? 
They can extend the time that will take for the conversion to complete but it may not be possible to stop the conversion altogether. If you tell your neighbours about your plans ahead of schedule, then there is a high chance that they will not cause problems for your project.
Is it possible to add a room inside my attic?
In order to convert your attic, you need to consider the building requirements that qualify attics for transformation into a living area. Your attic’s ceiling height from the floor must be at a minimum 2.2 m in order for it to qualify for transformation. If your attic’s height does not meet this requirement, you will need to either raise the roof of your attic, or lower the floor level of the property.
Are newly constructed houses available for loft conversions?
It is difficult to perform a loft conversion in a new house but is normally possible. Some buildings that still have units for sale often have certain restrictions that might limit what you can do with the property that can also include adding a loft conversion.
What benefits can I achieve with a loft conversion?
The market value of your residential property can be greatly enhanced by the use of a loft conversion. Latest National Building Society research has shown that a loft conversion can always add more than 25% to your home’s value.
Do you need planning permission for a loft conversion? 
Given that the loft conversion in your building is considered permitted development, planning permission is not generally required. 
How long does a loft conversion take?
Elite builders London are expert loft conversion specialists which will ensure that your loft conversion is completed within the timeframe we commit. We will deliver your loft conversion project within the exact timeframe that we commit to you at the start. Loft conversions ideally take between one and three months to complete.
How competitive are your prices?
You can rest assured that our prices will be economically efficient for loft conversion projects.


Want to find out more?

Just fill in the form above and we’ll be in touch shortly. Or give us a call now on 020 8987 8071 for a no-obligation chat.

020 8987 8071

Covid-19

We are still working and quoting throughout this period using safe social distancing advice. We can quote from existing surveys or from photos or virtual guided tour if preferred. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.